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National Maritime Day 2022: Highlighting USMMA Women at Sea

This inspiring Maritime Day video, created by the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation for 2022, highlights women mariners. These 7 interviewees, King’s Pointers who graduated between 1978 – 2019, tell amazing stories about their career successes and highlights, adventures at sea and offer advice for future mariners. To read the full interviews, please click here.

When Duty Calls

For 75 years, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has prepared leaders of exemplary character and expertise who are committed to serve American economic and national security interests.



Dedicated to Serve

Following graduation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates are committed to serve 8 years in the armed forces or reserves.



The World is Our Campus

“The World is Our Campus” is more than just a motto. It’s our year of real life training at sea to ensure we’re ready to step on deck day one with the trust of everyone on board.


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